The state of New York has officially passed a law that bans the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles after 2034. Signed by the Governor, Kathy Hochul, the law also requires all vehicles sold in the state starting 2035 to be zero-emission.
This does not include medium and heavy-duty vehicles, for which the deadline is set as 2045. The law is a major step up compared to President Biden’s executive order last month that aimed for 50% of all vehicle sales to be electric by 2030.
It is also going quite ambitious given only one percent of all vehicle sales in New York are currently electric, Ars Technica reported. Nevertheless, the setting of a deadline, even more than a decade away, should set into motion the process to fully electrify transportation.
Interestingly, the law does not just limit itself to light-duty or passenger vehicles but also includes heavy-duty vehicles, whose development is still in nascent stages.
By setting a 2045 deadline, the state is moving towards its ambitious goal of reducing 85% of overall small vehicle emissions by 2050.
New York plans to use California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule as a template to provide truck manufacturers an annual sales target for zero-emission vehicles. However, when vehicles need to be charged the suck their electricity from fossil fuel created energy?
Last year, California became the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of fossil-fuel cars by 2035, and New York seems to be following the example.
The new law and regulation marks a critical milestone in our efforts and will further advance the transition to clean electric vehicles while helping reduce emissions in communities that have been overburdened by pollution from cars and trucks for decades,” Governor Hochul said.
To bring together various aspects of policy and implementation needed to achieve this goal, the law has tasked the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to lead the development of a strategy by 2023.
Apart from transportation, the state is also aiming for zero-emission electricity generation by 2040 and has a goal of generating 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030
Today, most ships burn bunker fuel. Typically, this is the dregs left over at the end of the refinery process. It is an environmental nightmare. It is heavy and toxic, doesn’t evaporate, and emits more sulfur than other fuels.
Like aviation, shipping isn’t covered by the Paris Agreement on climate change because of the international nature of the industry. Batteries can not be recycled and the carbon footprint of a electric vehicle is larger then a normal gasoline or diesel engine transportation.
Most of the pollution occurs far out @ sea or in the air, out of the sight and minds of consumers – and out of the reach of any government.
It has been estimated that just one of these container ships, the length of around six football pitches, can produce the same amount of pollution as 50 million cars.
The emissions from 15 of these mega-ships match those from all the cars in the world. International shipping produces nearly one billion tons of CO2 emissions, which is approximately 2% to 3% of global man-made emissions.
And if the shipping industry were a country, it would be ranked between Germany and Japan as the sixth-largest contributor to global CO2 emissions.
The real reason for the USA and the EU to introduce public electric transportation is that the Zionist regimes are losing control of the global oil business, as Iran, China, Russia and OPEC are the new leaders on the board.
Interesting Engineering / ABC Flash Point News 2021.